WARREN, Ohio – William F. Jarrette, Sr., 86, of Warren, died peacefully at his home on Friday, September 1, 2017.
He was born on June 2, 1931 in Warren, the son of John L., Sr and Frazier (Harbin) Jarrette and had lived in the area all his life.
He was a graduate of Warren G. Harding High School.
William proudly served in the U.S. Army as a paratrooper, sniper, radioman and radio repairman in both the Korean and Vietnam wars.
He worked as a foreman at Republic Steel and years ago played in a band which travelled all over Northeast Ohio, playing saxophone, flute, clarinet and trumpet.
He enjoyed computers, both programming and repairing, jazz, blues, photography and painting pictures. He had built houses and was a jack-of-all-trades.
Surviving are two sons, Tim of Warren and John Jarrette of Newton Falls; five grandchildren, Marketta Gunther, Tanice Patterson, John Hazinakis, Katrina Riley and William F. Jarrette III, all of Warren; ten great-grandchildren and a sister, Luella McQueen of Warren. William had raised and was especially close to grandchildren, Marketta and William.
Preceding him in death are his wife, Hattie (Barrows) Jarrette, whom died on December 25, 2007; a son, William F. Jarrette, Jr.; a sister, Cynthia Jarrette and a brother, John L. Jarrette, Jr.
Services will be held on 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 16 at Staton-Borowski Funeral Home, with interment following at Pineview Memorial Park.
Friends may call from 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 16 at the funeral home.